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July

The Herron Brothers

Plus Paul Dunbar

Live Music
Thursday 18th Jul 19:30

To promote the release of their new e.p. 'The Next Ones', The Herron Brothers will be touring an intimate, “two voices, two acoustic guitars” show of songs old and new, up and down this fine land. With support from the huge voice and talent of local songwriter Paul Dunbar, this will be a crackin night.

Neil Cambell

Plus Charlie McKeon

Live Music
Friday 19th Jul 19:30

‘music of serious quality and distinction’ – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music

‘The best guitar playing I have heard for a long long time’ – Victor Wooten, bass player

‘an outstanding guitarist whose originality of thought makes him far more than just another gifted purveyor of finger acrobatics’ - Classical Guitar Magazine

The music of Liverpool guitarist and composer Neil Campbell draws on elements of contemporary classical, progressive rock, jazz, folk and other musical styles. As a guitarist much of his recorded output reflects his writing for solo (mainly nylon-string) guitar. This includes Through the Looking Glass (2003), Night Sketches (2004), Tabula Rasa Suite (2014) and his latest recording Last Year's News (2019).

His solo performances often involve him using loops and other technology to expand the sound and scope of what one performer can do with the classical guitar. As a soloist he has performed in the UK and Europe, and has been a regular performer at the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain.

Boss New Plays 5 (Wed 6.30 show)

Lantern Writer’s co-operative

Theatre
Wednesday 24th Jul 18:30 - 19:30

For seven years Lantern Writers have given space for writers in the North West to explore and develop new and exciting stories and writing. Now they return once more to 81 Renshaw Street, where you will be able to indulge yourself in a plethora of work - over the course of three nights - taking you on a journey of laughter, tragedy, and spine chilling drama.

Boss New Plays 5 (Wed 8.30 show)

Lantern Writer’s co-operative

Live Music
Wednesday 24th Jul 20:30 - 21:30

For seven years Lantern Writers have given space for writers in the North West to explore and develop new and exciting stories and writing. Now they return once more to 81 Renshaw Street, where you will be able to indulge yourself in a plethora of work - over the course of three nights - taking you on a journey of laughter, tragedy, and spine chilling drama.

Boss New Plays 5 (Thur 6.30 show)

Lantern Writer’s co-operative

Theatre
Thursday 25th Jul 18:30 - 19:30

For seven years Lantern Writers have given space for writers in the North West to explore and develop new and exciting stories and writing. Now they return once more to 81 Renshaw Street, where you will be able to indulge yourself in a plethora of work - over the course of three nights - taking you on a journey of laughter, tragedy, and spine chilling drama

Boss New Plays 5 (Thur 8.30 show)

Lantern Writer’s co-operative

Theatre
Thursday 25th Jul 20:30 - 21:30

For seven years Lantern Writers have given space for writers in the North West to explore and develop new and exciting stories and writing. Now they return once more to 81 Renshaw Street, where you will be able to indulge yourself in a plethora of work - over the course of three nights - taking you on a journey of laughter, tragedy, and spine chilling drama

Boss New Plays 5 (Fri6.30 show)

Lantern Writer’s co-operative

Theatre
Friday 26th Jul 18:30 - 19:30
SOLD OUT

For seven years Lantern Writers have given space for writers in the North West to explore and develop new and exciting stories and writing. Now they return once more to 81 Renshaw Street, where you will be able to indulge yourself in a plethora of work - over the course of three nights - taking you on a journey of laughter, tragedy, and spine chilling drama.

Boss New Plays 5 (Fri 8.30 show)

Lantern Writer’s co-operative

Theatre
Friday 26th Jul 20:30 - 21:30
SOLD OUT

For seven years Lantern Writers have given space for writers in the North West to explore and develop new and exciting stories and writing. Now they return once more to 81 Renshaw Street, where you will be able to indulge yourself in a plethora of work - over the course of three nights - taking you on a journey of laughter, tragedy, and spine chilling drama.

August

Kelley Stoltz

Plus Alex Gavanagh & The Boss Jockeys

Live Music
Friday 30th Aug 19:30

We're so excited to welcome San Francisco based, Dream-Pop Wizard, Kelley Stoltz back to 81 Renshaw this August. Kelley is touring the UK & Europe and is stopping off in Liverpool for what is sure to be a very special show.

With an impressive discography (including releases on Sub-Pop, Third Man & Castle Face) full of jangled-nerve post-punk and paisley pools of pop, a purveyor of his own unique strain of pop psychosis. Equally inspired by 60 psychedelia and the darker sides of 80s synth and guitar drive indie Kelley really is a music magician.

Kelley's live shows are extraordinary. But what do you expect from a seasoned touring musician? He has in recent years played rhythm guitar for Echo and The Bunnymen and been in the band of Rodriguez (subject of the documentary 'Searching For The Sugarman).

September

Songdog + Vinny Peculiar + Steve Roberts

Live Music
Friday 6th Sep 20:00

Live Songdog are something to behold, regulars Karl ‘Pod’ Woodward and Dave Paterson - playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, accordion and drums - with Jasper Salmon (violin) weave a cinematic soundtrack to which Morgans, acoustic guitar in hand, mesmerises the listener with his peotic songs. His lyricism is a sheer joy as he invokes characters and scenarios that you feel you know but have never envisioned with such heart-breaking or heart-warming drama. Their music has received praise from the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Robert Wyatt.

Vinny Perculiar has been described as – ‘an under sung national treasure’ [UNCUT] – ‘a warm hearted Morrissey’ [Q Magazine] and ‘the missing link between Jarvis Cocker and Roger McGough’ [Irish Times] past work associations include Bill Drummond [KLF], Luke Haines and Jah Wobble [PIL] and his various bands have included ex members of The Smiths, OASIS, Aztec Camera & The Fall.

Steve Roberts has always written songs of great honesty be they personal reflections on life or cleverly constructed statements around social issues. Having had an early solo album 'It Just Is' nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, Steve knows all about the pitfalls of flirting with success in the music business and, were this might make others cynical and jaded, he continues to write and perform with unwavering optimism, style and belief in the medium he has made his own.

Chicken Shack

DJ Sets
Saturday 7th Sep 19:30

Chicken Shack is back for an evening of top notch vinyl spinning. Stan Evans (The Sink Soul Club), Lawrence Marsh (Rockin’ On The Wirral) and Andy Rowan (The Go-Go Cage!) bring you an evening of Rhythm & Blues, Early Soul, Rock & Roll, Bluebeat, Beat, Mod Jazz and related cool sounds. Get your dancing shoes polished and we’ll see you there!

Calum Gilligan

Half A Lifetime EP Launch

EP Launch
Sunday 8th Sep 14:00 - 17:00

Calum Gilligan launches his Debut EP 'Maybe Half a Lifetime' in an intimate afternoon session here at 81 Renshaw.

Calum is a Scottish folk singer-songwriter born in Galloway and based in Liverpool. He writes a subtle blend of Celtic folk and Americana music with influences ranging from Woody Guthrie and Christy Moore, to contemporary folk artists such as Kris Drever and Kate Rusby. His lyrics form the heart of his music, with melodic guitar and powerful vocals carrying the words aloft.

Lydia Ainsworth

+ Support

Live Music
Thursday 12th Sep 19:30

Toronto based Singer, Composer & Producer Lidia Ainsworth arrives at 81 as part of her European tour to promote her third album Phantom Forest which was released in early May. This new Album along with her first two, the Juno-nominated Right From Real and Darling of the Afterglow have all recieved critical acclaim from both sides of the Atlantic.

Once and Future Band

Plus Ali Horn + Some Bodies

Live Music
Saturday 14th Sep 19:30

Formed out of the primordial creative ooze of the San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland’s Once & Future Band released their self-titled LP on John Dwyer’s Castle Face records in 2017, garnering rave reviews from MOJO, Uncut, Modern Drummer and Shindig among other publications and landing a spot on The Wire and The Guardian’s Best of 2017 list. BBC RadioGideon Coe, Jon Hillcock and Marc Riley (whose show they have performed live on multiple times). They’ve made their way across the US and Canada as main support for Tool and Chris Robinson’s “As The Crow Flies” shar the stage with such diverse acts as Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, White Denim, Mild High Club, King Tuff, Dungen, !!!, Battles, Foxygen, Red Fang and Metronomy. They were selected by Flying Lotus and Wire to play their curated festivals. Support comes from Liverpools own Ali Horn who will be playing with his full band. Also on the bill are fellow Funnel artist, the excellent, Some Bodies.

October

John McGlone & the Souls of Emotion

plus Samya O’Grady & Oranj Son

Album Launch
Sunday 6th Oct 14:00 - 17:00

John McGlone returns to 81 Renshaw for the Launch his new album 'Street Soul Serenades'. The album, which is surprisingly Johns first solo release in his illustrious career, will be available on the day. Over the years John has played with the best, including Peter Townsend, Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller & Joe Strummer. Get down early as this matinee show kicks off at 2pm with Samya O’Grady & Oranj Son in support.